saltator

noun
sal·​ta·​tor | \ salˈtātə(r), sȯl- \

Definition of saltator

1 capitalized : a large genus of Neotropical birds of relatively large size and plain coloration that are classified with either the finches or the tanagers
2 plural -s : any bird of the genus Saltator

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History and Etymology for saltator

New Latin, from Latin saltator dancer, from saltatus + -or

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“Saltator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltator. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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